The Graphic Novel (Ages 11 – 13)
Do you have a story to tell, but you’re unsure of how to get it out? In this class, students will develop the necessary skills to tell stories with images. We’ll explore contemporary and classic comic books and graphic novels as inspiration for students’ own original characters, and learn basic drawing techniques to get started. From there, we’ll discuss how to utilize the visual form to enhance a story’s narrative with elements such as panels, text and thought bubbles, blank space, sound effects, motion lines, and narration. By the end of class, students will have a first chapter of their graphic novel completed, along with the skills needed to continue their project.